Friday 28 December 2012

Grabbers, out now on UK DVD & BD

The blood-curdling, booze-soaked horror comedy GRABBERS is out now on UK DVD and Blu-Ray.
The sleepy coastal community of Erin Island is about to receive some unexpected visitors. Vicious extra terrestrial predators have landed and they’ve got a thirst on.... for blood. With razor sharp tentacles and an insatiable hunger, the alien creatures are about to indulge in a feeding frenzy the likes of which has never been seen before.
With a storm fast approaching and with no means of escape, it’s down to the charming but heavy-drinking Policeman CiarĂ¡n O'Shea (Richard Coyle - Pusher) and his enthusiastic new recruit, Garda Lisa Nolan, (Ruth Bradley - TV’s Primeval) to rally the villagers, arm the troops…and head to the pub.
Will the locals find enough Dutch courage to survive The Grabbers? Head to your local DVD retailer and find out...
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Monday 24 December 2012

A festive message from me!!!!

I think Corey Taylor from Slipknot sums up my feelings about the so-called festive season...

Wednesday 12 December 2012

Hitchcock - A Love Story (sort-of)

Coming to UK cinemas in February, HITCHCOCK is a love story about one of the most influential filmmakers of the last century, Alfred Hitchcock, and his wife and partner Alma Reville. The film takes place during the making of Hitchcock's seminal movie PSYCHO.

Directed by Sacha Gervasi (The Story of Anvil), HITCHCOCK stars Academy Award winner Anthony Hopkins (The Silence of the Lambs) as Alfred Hitchcock, Helen Mirren (TVs Prime Suspect) as Alma Reville and Scarlett Johansson (Avengers Assemble) as Janet Leigh.
The cast also includes: James D'Arcy (Cloud Atlas) as Anthony Perkins, Jessica Biel (Total Recall) as Vera Miles, Toni Collette (The Hours) as Peggy Robertson and Danny Huston (The Constant Gardener) as Whitfield Cook. The film is based on the book ‘Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho' by Stephen Rebello.
HITCHCOCK will open in the UK and Ireland on 8 February 2013, distributed by Fox Searchlight.

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Oblivion Trailer

Not strictly Horror, but this trailer for the film "Oblivion" starring Tom Cruise looks kind of interesting...

The film is released to UK cinemas April 12th 2012.

The Horror Channel (UK) to screen "Cronenberg" season.

This January, The Horror Channel will be showcasing three of David Cronenberg’s most defining films with a season that can’t fail to shock and awaken the senses. SHIVERS, RABID and THE DEAD ZONE all receive their Horror Channel premieres, exclusively introduced by top horror directors Simon Rumley (Red White & Blue), Sean Hogan (The Devil’s Playground) and Pascal Laugier (Martyrs).
Sat Jan 12 @ 22:55
The season kicks off with the premiere of SHIVERS (1975), Cronenberg’s debut full-length feature that helped coined the phrase ‘Body Horror’. The infectious plot sees a parasite enter the bodies of people living in a Montreal apartment block and consequently turns them into libido driven, sex mad zombies. Clearly a fan of the genre, Cronenberg cast the unforgettable Hammer Horror siren Barbara Steele in what was to become one of the most iconic scenes in the film.
Sat Jan 19 @ 22.55
Next up is the premiere of RABID (1977) in which Cronenberg is once again flirting with the themes of strange science and even stranger sex in this blood-lusty follow up to Shivers. This time a young woman becomes a test subject for an experimental skin graft when she survives a horrific motorbike crash – but her new skin demands feeding…Starring Marilyn Chambers, this is Cronenberg’s twisted take on the Vampire genre.
Sat Jan 26 @ 22.55
Last in the season is THE DEAD ZONE (1983), in which Cronenberg teamed up with Stephen King when he adapted his novel THE DEAD ZONE. Filmed during a relentless deep freeze in Southern Ontario, this horror thriller stars Christopher Walken. As Johnny Smith – a man who wakes from a coma to find he’s lost five years of his life but gained psychic powers to foresee the future – something of a gift that soon becomes a curse.
The Horror Channel is available on Sky 319 / Virgin 149 / Freesat 138
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Saturday 8 December 2012

Texas Chainsaw Massacre - New Clip Released

Checkout this clip from the upcoming "Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D"

The film hits UK cinemas this January.

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Swedish horror "Mara" coming to DVD in the US and Sweden.

Filmkoncept Scandinavia is proud to announce that the Swedish horror-thriller "Mara" will premiere on DVD and VOD in Sweden from Njutafilms on January 16. Among the bonus features on the domestic release are a Making Of featurette and interviews with star Angelica Jansson.
The film will then be released in the U.S. and Canada during spring 2013, distributed by MVD Entertainment Group.The material from the Swedish release is expected to be ported over for the US release.
Making her feature film acting debut, popular Swedish Glamour model Angelica Jansson stars as Jenny, who as a young girl witnessed a brutal, gruesome murder by an insane woman. A violent act that has forever scarred her.

Deciding to confront her past, Jenny, who's now an adult, returns to the scene where the murder was committed: a picturesque but secluded house in the woods, along with some friends.

But what was supposed to be a relaxing weekend in the countryside becomes a blood-soaked nightmare when it turns out that the group aren't alone...

Nothing is as it seems in the psychological horror-thriller "Mara", the first production from Filmkoncept Scandinavia. The film was written, produced and directed by Fredrik Hedberg, Ake Gustafsson and Jacob Kondrup; the founders of Filmkoncept Scandinavia.

"Mara" uses a deliberately slow building style and plot twists, were nothing is what it seems, is partly inspired by Alfred Hitchcock's "Psycho". Hitchcock aside, the gloomy feel and moody look of the film draws on more contemporary inspiration from the likes of John Carpenter and others. The movie was shot on location near Kristianstad, southern Sweden.
View the trailer on YouTube.
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The film will be available to pre-order shortly.

Thursday 6 December 2012

Antriviral coming to UK DVD

Inject some celebrity into your life and take a magnified look at our public obsession with celebrity culture when ANTIVIRAL is released in the UK this coming February.

Syd March (Landry Jones) is an employee at The Lucas Clinic – a company that sells injections of live viruses harvested from sick celebrities to fans who wish to fulfil their obsessive desire for real intimacy with their idols.

As well as working for them, Syd also supplements his income by smuggling viruses out of the clinic in his own body in order to sell them on the black market. Constantly ill and losing his edge, Syd becomes careless and infects himself with an unusual virus carried by superstar Hannah Geist (Gadon).

When the news breaks that Hannah has died, Syd realises that the virus running rampant in his system will soon kill him too. Hallucinating and struggling to remain in control, Syd must race to solve the mystery surrounding Hannah’s death if he has any hopes to avoid suffering the same fate.

Directed by Brandon Cronenberg, son of legendary filmmaker David Cronenberg, the film stars Caleb Landry Jones (X-Men: First Class, Contraband), and Sarah Gadon (Cosmopolis, A Dangerous Method) as well as screen veteran Malcolm McDowell (A Clockwork Orange, The Artist).

ANTIVIRAL is released at select cinemas on 8 February and on DVD and digital download from 11 February 2013 courtesy of Momentun Pictures.

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Wednesday 5 December 2012

Texas Chainsaw 3D - UK Trailer

Here's the trailer for the new "Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D" film, which hits UK cinemas in January...

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Tuesday 4 December 2012

The Eschatrilogy - A Film Review!

Earlier this year whilst attending the “Day of the Undead” festival in Leicester, I caught a screening of Damien Mortar’s indie zombie film “The Eschatrilogy”. Having given the film an overall favourable review in my Festival report video (which you can see HERE), I was subsequently contacted by the director who was kind enough to send me a screener copy to review.
The movie is essentially an anthology film, about 3 separate tales which take place during a zombie outbreak. It starts with a lone survivor at some make-shift survivalist camp, who comes across a mysterious stranger that has collapsed at the front gate. Taking him inside, he discovers the stranger’s journal, which documents the many horrors he has seen during the ensuing Zombie apocalypse.
As he reads from it, we are treated to a series of 3 tales, which are all connected by the films central theme. The first, entitled “Dead Inside” which shows the start of the outbreak, deals with a young mother and her daughter battling to keep her recently zombiefied husband out of the family home.
The second, “Dying Breed”, which takes place the following day with the outbreak in full swing, follows a young lad named Alex who has to fight his way cross country as he tries to make it to his parents house, to see if they’re OK. Whilst the final film, “Father for the Dead”, which seems to be set several days after, shows just how far a parent will go to protect their child from harm, whether it be from the walking dead, or other groups of marauding survivors.
Filmed in and around the suburbs of Sheffield and Barnsley on a budget of £5000 (according to the IMDB), and made up of predominantly first-time actors, when I first came to view this I wasn’t too sure whether I would like it. But as the film got going I was actually pleasantly surprised.
The anthology style of the film was rather reminiscent of those old Amicus films from the 60’s and 70s, but updated to a modern day setting. Indeed the director admitted that “Tales from the Crypt” was an influence during production.
Now obviously, the film is very low budget, so its no “Dawn of the Dead” to be sure, but for what it is, I felt that it was rather good. It was competently shot, there was some nice gore in it and was quite impressed how the director managed to pull off the scenes with the desolate housing estates given its budget.
OK, so some of the acting and zombie make up was a little bit ropey in places. The survivalist camp looked like it was filmed at a paintball centre (IT WAS), the demon character at the start, kinda looked like one of Rob Zombies stage costumes and the audience seemed to find some scenes inappropriately funny.
But bearing in mind the films low budget nature, you can’t compare this to a mainstream Hollywood film and there are films out there with much larger budgets which aren’t even half as good (the god awful Zombie Diaries springing immediately to mind).
So overall, I found this to be quite an enjoyable low budget movie, which zombie film fans should find entertaining. Damien Morter also directed the 2011 film “Bicycle Day”, so if you’re familiar with that, you might want to check this one out too.
The film is currently doing the rounds at various film festivals, and the producers are hoping to secure a distribution deal in the new year.

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Monday 3 December 2012

The Day - UK DVD review

Recently had the opportunity to see the new post-apocalyptic/survival horror "The Day", which is coming out on UK DVD later this month from eOne films.
Set a few years after some unspecified apocalyptic catastrophe. A small band of survivors, who are on the road looking for a safe haven, hold up inside a disused farmhouse to shelter from an upcoming storm.

One of them, a loner named Mary, seems to know a bit more about the place than she's letting on and is quite insistent that they press on as quickly as possible. But when one of them is taken ill, they are forced to stay the night. Unfortunately, they find the place is actually a trap, looking to snare unwary passers by, and fairly soon they find themselves trying to fend off a large scale attack by a group of blood thirsty marauders, who have them in mind for their next meal.

Kind of "The Road" meets "Assault on Precinct 13" with a bit of "Mad Max" thrown in, I found this to be quite entertaining. It starts off a bit slow to begin with, being more of a post-apocalyptic melodrama, but when the fighting between the group and the survivalists kicks off towards the end, everything moves up a gear and it becomes more of an action film. If you like these post-apoc/survival horrors you should enjoy it.
The film hits UK DVD December 27th, perfect for those in need of some post Xmas horror. No word on what extras will be included on the disc though, if any.

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Sightseers - Out Now!!!

Sightseers is in UK cinemas NOW, checkout the trailer below...